Posts with the category “foundations”

Foundations: Lord, I Forgive; Help Me in My Unforgiveness
by Katie Hill on July 19th, 2021
Forgiving others when they have sinned against us personally is not always easy--not even for pastors!   Read More
Foundations: This Diamond, Christ Jesus
by Katie Hill on July 12th, 2021
Many Christian books, preachers and well-meaning counselors attempt to answer the problem by overcoming your sense of guilt with the magnitude of God's love. They emphasize that you are very precious to God and that He loves you unconditionally. Certainly, God does love you unconditionally and there is no doubt that you are precious to Him. But just knowing that God loves you isn't the solution to your sin.   Read More
Foundations: Absolution Is the Answer
by Katie Hill on July 5th, 2021
You can know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you really are forgiven. How? Because Jesus sent His pastors to forgive your sins, that's how! Whatever sin your pastor forgives, it really is forgiven. By your pastor's Word of forgiveness "your sins are forgiven before God in heaven" (Small Catechism).  Read More
Foundations: Forgiven and Forgiving
by Katie Hill on June 28th, 2021
To forgive is not to forget. If we forget, then there’s no reason to forgive. But if we remember the wrong and still act as though it did not happen, that’s forgiveness.   Read More
Foundations: You Need Your Pastor More Than Ever
by Katie Hill on January 29th, 2021
As you move up out of middle school and into high school and from high school into college, the Lord has given you, beside your parents, teachers, and other adults to help you, a very important person: your pastor. This week, the church celebrates the festivals of three pastors (St. Timothy on January 24 and St. Titus on January 26, with St. Paul’s Conversion in between).  Read More
Foundations: Solus Christus--It Is Finished
by Katie Hill on October 30th, 2020
Do not trust in yourself for your salvation! Look to Christ who stands in your place. All of our confidence and comfort is found in Christ alone. When your heart is beaten down by the devil, the world, and your sinful nature, run to Jesus alone.  Read More
Foundations: Sola Gratia--Christ's Work Alone
by Katie Hill on October 29th, 2020
Grace alone means that no works can inch us closer to God. Our doing for God has no effect whatsoever on our salvation, except to drive us further away from God's freely given grace in Christ.   Read More
Foundations: Sola Fide--Jesus and Nothing Else
by Katie Hill on October 28th, 2020
Faith is trust. Faith is trusting in something. But when Lutherans talk about being saved "by faith alone" we don't mean we're saved by the trusting, by the mental act of believing, or the conscious act of accepting some idea. For Lutherans, faith always means "the thing that faith trusts in." And that means Jesus.  Read More
Foundations: The Catechism as Worldview
by Katie Hill on October 13th, 2020
Many things shape our worldview: parents, teachers, pastors, books, movies, television, the internet. All of these play a part in shaping the lens through which we look at the world and attempt to answer, "What does this mean?"  Read More
Foundations: Praying for Your Front-Line Pastor
by Katie Hill on October 6th, 2020
There are far too many people who seem to think that their faithful pastors are shrinking violets or spineless buffoons who are unable (or even unwilling) to hear of your demons and sins. Perhaps you fear that we cannot handle the rawness and reality of your failings. It may help to remember that we pastors spend every single day in hand-to-hand combat with Satan himself and his demons.   Read More
Foundations: Born and Living from Above
by Katie Hill on October 1st, 2020
Flesh gives birth to flesh. We work, we hold up our deeds before God, we sin, the Law condemns us, we die. And so on and so on and so on. But the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit. Life-giving, water-filled words raise us from the dead as certainly as Jesus has been raised from the dead. New life, new salvation, new existence--not from our own straining for it within us, but from above.  Read More
Foundations: Two Kinds of Eating
by Katie Hill on September 28th, 2020
We confess that there are two kinds of eating. In John 6, when Jesus speaks of the Bread of Life, He's talking about the first kind and anticipating the second; on the night in which He is betrayed when He institutes His Supper, He gives us to do the second kind in order to strengthen the first.   Read More
Foundations: Paid in Full
by Katie Hill on September 22nd, 2020
Every seventh year, the Lord commanded debts to be forgiven. Since it was a “seventh” year, it was sort of a “Sabbath” year, a year of rest and not having to make payments and worry about what you owed. Since Jesus is the fulfillment and completion and the true Sabbath rest, then in Him, our debts are forgiven once and for all.  Read More
Foundations: The Words of Our Lord
by Katie Hill on September 16th, 2020
The Words of Our Lord both reveal and proclaim. They reveal the bread to be His Body and the wine of the cup to be His Blood. They tell us what we cannot know by our reason and senses. We know that they are bread and wine, but Christ's words reveal them to be His Body and Blood.   Read More
Foundations: Great Is Your Reward
by Katie Hill on September 8th, 2020
See, our sinful flesh always wants to have its finger in the pie. We always want to put in our two cents and be the hero of the story. So when we hear a word like "reward" our minds and imaginations can start running, and we start constructing systems about how we can get more and more rewards.  Read More
Foundations: Dare to Be Lutheran!
by Katie Hill on September 7th, 2020
A Lutheran is a Christian who believes that Jesus alone saves by grace alone, received by faith alone. We know this from Scripture alone. It's as certain as 2+2=4. No one was ever called arrogant or closed-minded for believing that 2+2=4. It's not 5. It's not 3. Those other answers are wrong.  Read More
Foundations: Magisterial or Ministerial?
by Katie Hill on September 2nd, 2020
Since His Church is a kingdom, God Himself rules as its King, often through the gracious gifts that Jesus, our Prince of Peace, brings down to bless us. Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, Holy Absolution, and the Holy Gospel all bring the blessings of forgiveness of our sins, salvation of our souls, and life everlasting in the kingdom to come--paradise.  Read More
Foundations: Concupiscence and Its Cure
by Katie Hill on August 19th, 2020
Just because you didn't sin doesn't mean that you didn’t sin. Before you could even think of sinning, the desire to sin, the inclination to sin already existed. It's the part of your sin that you can't control.  Read More
Foundations: Back to School to Serve Your Neighbor
by Katie Hill on August 7th, 2020
As school begins again this year, ask yourself, "Why bother going to school?" The answer? To serve your neighbor!   Read More
Foundations: You Don't Have to Go to Church
by Katie Hill on August 3rd, 2020
"Yeah, but isn't Jesus everywhere? Can't I be with Jesus wherever I am?" No, not really. Jesus has not promised to be everywhere with His Gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation. He has only promised to be present with His Gifts in His Holy Word, Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution, and Holy Communion--and these are found only within His Church.   Read More
Foundations: Cruciflood
by Katie Hill on July 28th, 2020
This cruciflood saves you. It washes you. It drowns your wicked Old Adam and it lifts you up in the ark of the Church. Jesus crucified for you. A cruciflood poured out for you.  Read More
Foundations: Heaven on Earth Together
by Katie Hill on July 21st, 2020
There is a sublime genius to the Sanctus of the liturgy. It not only confesses the unity of heaven and earth in Christ, but it also gives us both a heavenly and earthly perspective of Jesus' kingly reign.  Read More
Foundations: The Life You Now Live
by Katie Hill on July 20th, 2020
You died in the flood of blood and water flowing from Jesus' crucified side. You were crucified with Christ. You died with Him. You no longer live--at least not the way you used to live before your Baptism.  Read More
Foundations: Stand by Me
by Katie Hill on July 15th, 2020
Jesus always embraces, welcomes, and forgives sinners. It is His association with, as well as compassion and love towards, sinners that is most scandalous to the world. He runs after the doubters, the unbelievers, the sinners. Jesus goes after the poor, the lost, the sick, and the dead. They are the reason that Jesus came.  Read More
Foundations: Can, Cannot, and Vocation
by Katie Hill on June 30th, 2020
Because the biggest truth is this: You are forgiven in Christ Jesus, regardless of any chaos you see around you or within you. All that sin and disorder doesn't surprise Jesus. He loves you, forgives you, defends you, and He gives you life--now and for eternity.  Read More
Foundations: Better Than Bulletproof
by Katie Hill on June 23rd, 2020
You think that being a Christian bulletproofs you against sin. Well, maybe not the little ones--we're all sinners, of course; but against those other sins. Christians never do the Big Ones. However, if you think this way you're kidding yourself and the truth is not in you.  Read More
Foundations: Your Father's Love
by Katie Hill on June 17th, 2020
I look back now on my childhood, and I can see a reflection of God the Father's love through my own father in all the good things he did and provided for me.   Read More
Foundations: No You-Gotta with Jesus
by Katie Hill on June 12th, 2020
So in place of the church of "you gotta," Jesus gives us the Church of "It is finished." Instead of the works wejus wanna do, Jesus gives us the Church of "Father, forgive them."   Read More
Foundations: Preface and Proper Preface
by Katie Hill on June 10th, 2020
There is no lifting of our hearts, or anything else, up to heaven; heaven comes down to us. If our hearts are oriented to the Lord above, it’s because He has turned our hearts toward Him in faith.  Read More
Foundations: You Are What Jesus Says You Are
by Katie Hill on June 8th, 2020
Christianity is not about you. It’s about Jesus for you. Christianity is not a challenge, it’s an identity. The light of the world is Jesus. He is the light that dwells in darkness, which the darkness cannot overcome. The light became the light of men. Now the light is you. .  Read More
Foundations: What's Jesus Doing??
by Sandra Madden on May 27th, 2020
Jesus jumps right into that toxic water! Rancid! Putrid! Rotten! Malignant! With nothing at all to protect Him! No sin resistant water suit. No sin protective goggles. He dives in completely unprotected. His Body is covered with it all.  Read More
Foundations: For You and for All
by Sandra Madden on May 27th, 2020
Who is to be baptized? “Every one of you!” What part of “every” don’t you understand? “Every one of you” leaves no one out! Peter doesn’t discriminate and says that Holy Baptism is only for a few. Jesus died for all. Holy Baptism is for all.  Read More
Foundations: Dying and Rising from Above
by Sandra Madden on May 27th, 2020
When you are baptized—born “from above”—you are given the death and resurrection of Jesus as your own. That means the death He died for your sins you have died: at the font! And the life He lives, you now live, having risen to that new life through the waters of Baptism.  Read More



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